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retardants on the blaze, and they're doing a good job at keeping it from spreading. >> joining us on the telephone is brandon liski. are you there? >> yes, where am. >> thank you for coming on. tell us what's happening now in terms of where this fire is as far as cup tainment is concerned. >> currently, as you were saying, the forward progress has stopped. crews are actively putting in their control lines and mopping up the hot spots to insure that the fire stays within its established perimeters. >> no danger at this point, it looks like? pretty much controlled? >> there is still a danger, if the winds were to start kicking up and take some of the hotter your yeahs within the fire's perimeter and send some hot embers outside the containment lines, it would cause problems. they're working diligently to keep that from happening. >> light winds in the area has to be helping this.
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you jumped on it quickly so i imagine it wouldn't rabge out o control. >> absolutery. today's conditions are better than they were earlier in the week. a cooler temperature. humidity is coming up. and also it's a lighter wind, and up to the ridgemont area, it helps. >> and as far as how you're prepared for the rest of firefighting efforts as we head into summer, how are things looking for cal fire? >> currently very busy. obviously, we have events taking place in southern california. and as we continue on for the rest of the summer, it's going to be continually busy. >> certainly an early start to fire season this year. it's may. battalion chief, thanks so much for your time. >> follow us on twitter with that story. meantime in marin county, the fire danger is coming from an arsonist, someone who has been very busy risking other people's lives and property. more than a dozen blazes, all deliberately set between highway
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101 and south novato boulevard. wayne freedman is live with the story. wayne. >> good evening, dan. that number of fires keeps changing. i talks to the police a while ago. now they're saying it was 13 separate fires last night, plus another fire on wednesday night. the area behind me, one of those that burned last night, in a suburban area, next to hillside, next to very dry brush. dry grass, high temperatures, and an arsonist in novato, they have become a recipe for anger and concern. >> it's scary, but it was here two years ago, and we thought it was somebody in the neighborhood who left, and now it's back. >> what do you make of that? >> disease, obviously. >> this morning, monique echoed the sentiments of most the residents. two years ago, a string of 60 unsolved small arson fires frightened this community. now they're dealing with what happened last night. 13 fires within a mile of each other burning simultaneously.
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ten of those fires burned brushy grass. >> 12, that's a really, really hard nut to swallow because we have a very tight-knit community here. the homes are close together. we all know each other. >> steven morris took these pictures of the flames burning behind their home last night. fire crews were so busy that by his watch, it took almost eight minutes for them to arrive. >> it already grew a substantial amount in just a few minutes. >> today, the fire crews culled through the damaged brush looking for clues. they have found consistencies between the fires two years ago and last night. but with an escalation. three of last night's fires involved structures. one burned a car and this house. another burned the door of this apartment. a third burned a trash can. >> when you start burning someone's personal property or endangering an inhabitant dwelling, then different crimes apply. not just the standard arson crimes. >> in this quiet community filled with homes surrounded by
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fuel, it is now a time for high alert. >> obviously somebody is sick. >> in novotto, wayne freedman. >> in walnut creek, investigators are stepping up their efforts to find out who is setting fires there. they're trying to determine if this fire set last night is connected to four others all ignited in the past week. this burned about half an acre in arbolado park. none of these have caused damage, but they have set up a hot-line. 1-866-50-arson, if you notice any suspicious activity. >> in san diego county, police have charged a man for setting one of 11 wildfires. he pled not guilty to setting a fire near oceanside. that one and four others are 100% contained. a sixth fire is nearing full containment, but crews are now shifting their focus to two larger fires still burning.
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one in san marcos, the other in the marine corps's camp pendleton. they have scorched nearly 20,000 acres throughout the county. fire investigators also concluded sparks from faulty equipment touched off the 1200 acre rancho bernardo fire, and three teenagers were arrested last night, accused of setting two small but unrelated brush fires in the escondido area. >> from stopping fires to catching a firefighter. the fire chief wanted for killing his girlfriend has been arrested. 55-year-old orville fleming was captured today. he has been missing since may 1st, the same day his girlfriend was found stabbed to death. but the sacramento county sheriff's office has not said how they found him, what he was doing or where he's been for the fast two weeks. this is the end of a state-wide man hunt for the avid outdoorsman. they changed security codes just in case he may try to use them for shelter.
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>> san francisco international airport is set up with ride sharing companies. they say uber, lift, and side car are operating add the airport illegally, and now sfo is turning to state regulators for help. lillian is live at the airport with the story for us. >> ride sharing companies are supposed to have a permit when doing business here at sfo but not one of them has applied. driving travelers to and from sfo is big business. so much so that drivers for ride sharing companies are doing it anyway, without the proper permits. this man got a stern warning. >> he basically said, are you a commercial driver? i said, well, no, i work for uber. he said, that's commercial. you're restricted from picking up here and told me to leave. >> many drivers have even taking off their so called trade dress, but officers are still catching a number of drivers in viles. in a three-week period, they have given warnings to 110
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drivers. 101 were from uber, seven from lift, seven from side car, and one from wean. in a letter to the public ut utilities commission, sfo's director said the disturbing lack of compliance with the requirements raises serious safety concerns at the airport. >> we're findi ing drivers that have expired licenses. finding drivers with no insurance. finding drivers that don't even own the car they're using. >> sfo says a permit would solve these problems. companies would pay a $1,000 deposit and $3.70 per ride, but uber said they're concerned with the tracking devices that would be needed for all of their vehicles. it's the same technology required for taxis and limos. >> do you think they should have permitted like you guys? >> absolutely. >> this cab driver said everyone should be held to the same standards. >> all required to have insurance, whatever it is. we pay money. they don't pay anything.
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it's completely different. >> schachanges may be on the wa. they'll be meeting with airport officials about this issue next month. lilian kim. >> six possible solutions to tight airport perimeter fences have been identified by east bay congressman eric swoel well. that comes after a 15-year-old from santa clara got over the fence in san jose and stowed away on a flight to hawaii in a wheel well. david louie is live at the airport with a look at the technology he's talking about. david. >> well, dan, some of the technology demonstrated today has been deployed already at some smaller airports across the u.s. managers here at mineta san jose airport think they know one possible way to pay for it. it took a 15-year-old from santa clara to show how weak perimeter security is, and now six companies have stepped forward with possible solutions. congressman invited them to demonstrate their technology at
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the al maida county emergency operations center. he tipped on the homeland security committee. >> only once we put these technologies out in the field in the airports can we burn if they're effective and if it's going to be affordable. >> spotter rf is a utah company that has developed ground level radar that can detect human motion on both sides of the fence. surveillance cameras then zero in to identify the person and trigger an alert. >> it tells you what to look at. you have something here at this location. all the time, day or night, rain or fog, just like the postal service, and then cues the camera to that target, and then alerts the operator. another company demonstrated a system that listens for and identifies a noise along a fence. >> the vibration is picked up and transferred to this wave guide here, and that in turn goes to this sensor here which
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converts it. >> software then determines if it's a person or an animal to reduce false alarms. the cost, less than $800,000. passengers could be footing the bill through a surcharge on tickets. it's currently $4.50, but san jose officials would like to see the amount raised to buy new technology. >> the approach of having more bodies out there, it's not the solution. >> this is airport security video showing the 15-year-old dropping out of the wheel well after arrival in hawaii. an airport spokeswoman said police here haven't interviewed him because he remains in child protective custody. >> still ahead here tonight on abc7 news, the death of his two children inspired an east bay man's patient safety campaign, but could it make going to the doctor a lot more expensive? >> safety is the theme of this year's beta breakers race. we'll show you what's being done on the course for your protection.
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>> absolutely not the way to treat any animal. >> not even a rat. tonight, you'll see the video that's led to calls for the closure of a north bay wildlife center. >>. >> despite the sunshine, temperatures down a few degrees. i'll let you know how much cooler it's going to get things on purpose? youe not a color found nature. there's nothing wrong with tha. i can hear your arteries clogging. ok. no. this is tap water. i can't let you buy this. oh. crystal geyser please. crystal geyser. bottled at the mountain source.
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surprise!lcome back. crystal geyser alpine spring water. crystal geyser. crystal geyser. news flash, it's bottled at the source. news flash, we sell it in cases. oh. thank you. oh no no no. crystal geyser. bottled right at the mountain source. it, so a danville father is bringing a measure in memory of his kids straight to the voters. troy and alana were killed by a
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driver on prescription drugs, and the patient safety act bearing their name would change the state's medical malpractice law, something that hasn't been done in nearly 40 years. laura anthony has the story from danville. >> what we want is for other families to be safe. >> for danville's bob, it brings some measure of satisfaction after a decade of mourning and healing. it's the ballot measure he created in memory of his late son and daughter that will go before california voters in november. >> if a doctor harms someone, they need to be held accountable so people can understand what happened and secondly, they need to change whatever went wrong. right now, if you don't go to court and hold them accountable, they feel there's no need to change. >> 10-year-old troy and 7-year-old alana died in october 2003. struck by a driver high on alcohol and drugs just a few blocks from their home. a gold mercedes jumped the curb and struck and killed the children as they walked with their mother and friends on the
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sidewalk. barreto had been abusing vicodin and other pain killers in the months and minutes before the incident. they were narcotics prescribed by six different doctors at the same walnut creek hospital. if voters approve it, the troy and alana patient safety act would require drug testing for doctors. and raise the state's $250,000 cap on damages in medical malpractice cases. it would also require doctors to consult a government database before prescribing pain killers to new patients. the california medical suggestion insurance and hospital groups have raised $33 million to oppose pack's measure. >> to increase, the costs would be passed on to consumers, to rate payers, passed on to taxpayers as well. >> the current $250,000 cap on damages was put into place nearly 40 years ago in 1975. if the pac measure passes, it would go up to well over $1
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million. in danville, laura anthony. abc7 news. san francisco's iconic beta breakers race kicks off this sunday morning. the event is in its 103rd year. tiffany wilson joins us live from alamos square park with some of the changes to the race this year. tiffany. >> as runners make their way up this hill on sunday, these places right here are one of the big changes they're going to notice because last year, neighbors complained about too much partying in the park and the side effects of the partying. i'll let you use your imagination there. today, crews installed these fences to keep runners and revelers out. for many runners, beta breakers is less about the finish line and more about having a good time. sometimes a little bit too much of a good time. however, at the race expo today, we found dedicated runners like rebecca daniels as well. >> last year, the hill was a little intense.
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and this year, got it. >> for her, it involved extra workouts. for others, it involved costume shopping. >> we're thinking of dr. seuss characters. >> for the city, race day prep involved much more. additional officers will be here from sacramento and san jose, along with a 20% increase in private security. alcohol is once again officially banned. >> if we do see alcohol, we will take enforcement action as we see those violations occur. >> last year, two men died in connection to the iconic san francisco celebration. tragedy race organizers want to avoid. >> obviously, we want people to have fun, but we want people to be safe. this race has a ton of history. it's been going on consecutively since 1912. we want to honor that history and tradition, but we want it to be a safe environment. >> about 40,000 runners and fans are expected to line the streets
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of san francisco sunday. if you're out, adopt the attitude of these ladies. relax and don't expect to get anywhere fast. >> one offure friends is getting marries so it's a matbacheloret party. >> see you at the startliing li. >> if you plan to come into the city for the race, b.a.r.t. will be running earlier than usual on sunday and they will have extra cars. the ferry will make four early morning trips to the san francisco ferry terminal which is just a few blocks from the start. >> the nice thing is the heat will not be oppressive for the race. >> nice change. spencer is off, and sandhya is here. >> it's a nice change. cool in the morning and we'll keep it comfy for the latter part of the race. ideal conditions. >> really. >> let me show you live doppler 7 hd. we finally got a break from the hot weather in the inland communities this afternoon. did you feel it? temperatures down a good 5 to 15 degrees on average. from our live doppler 7 hd
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perspective, we don't have any fog or cloudiness other than high, thin, whispy clouds. sfo gusting to 26. this wind direction brought the cooler weather. mountain view, gusts to 29. 20 in concord right now. lovely view from our emeryville camera, looking back to the golden gate bridge. skies on the hazy side. oakland, 67. 74 currently in san jose, and 64 in half moon bay. it's breezy out there. especially along the embarcadero. temperatures still on the warm side in santa rosa, fairfield, concord, liver more, you're all in the 80s. one last picture, the whispy clouds i'm talking about. low clouds will return to the coast by morning. sun and high clouds, breezy afternoon, with our cooling trend continuing on through sunday and beyond sunday, ber we're talking about the weekend for now. high pressure weekend allows for
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cooli cooling, mostly sunny day today. we'll keep that going as we head to the latter part of the weekend and into monday, this trough gets closer to the pacific northwest. our cooling trend will pretty much continue on monday. that's when temperatures will bottom out. tomorrow morning, starting out with low and high cloud cover, temperatures, upper 40s to mid-50s around the bay area. you'll see the cloud cover to start off. a little on the gray side at 5:00 a.m. then as your plans get under way, the clouds start to break away and we'll see nice looking weather. 60s, coastland. another 4 degrees cooler, mainly away from the coastline. if you do have outdoor plans, not too hot or cold. 79, los gatos. on the peninsula, highs lose 70s. 61 in pacifica. 62, daley city. 67, downtown san francisco. in the north bay, a few high clouds. 81 in santa rosa. out to the east bay, low 70s.
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berkeley, oakland, newark, the breeze as well. in our inland spots, low 80s for fairfield, concord, 79 in livermore. the seven-day forecast, temperatures trending lower as we head towards sunday. upper 70s, our warmest spots. monday, the coolest of the next seven days. low 60s to mid-70s. then notice the temperatures do start to rise. a few degrees each and every day. tuesday through friday, but we're not expecting heat. just a minor warm-up with a typical spring pattern with low clouds and night and morning sunshine in between, dan and carolyn. >> thank you. >> be sure to join us at 9:00 as we celebrate the career of barbara walters with a special barbara walters, her story. >> we'll hear from barbara later in the newscast. she's been an inspiration to all of us, especially the women. >> barbara walters is truly inspiring. throughout her storied career, she's stayed relevant and
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join us at and thrive. well, there is a call to shut down petaluma high school's museum after students were caught abusing animals. the videos are disturbing to watch. a student who was uncomfortable with what she was seeing made this recording.
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students are seen abusing rats, slamming them against the walls and abusing them. they're used to teach students about wildlife and feed to the reptiles. >> it's wrong. it's something they obviously learned outside of the classroom because that's not the environment they promote. >> a petition on is calling on governor brown to shut down the facility. school officials released a statement saying, quote, as soon as teachers and administrators were made aware of the incident, students were disciplined accordingly. tonight's money matters, a bay area investment firm snaps up a restaurant chain. golden gate has agreed to pay $2 million for red lobster. the chain has bun going downhill for several years. it's been sold by a company that also owned olive garden, which they decided to keep, at least for now. jcpenney is showing signs of improvement. they lost $350 million last quarter, but sales rose more than 6%. wall street gave pennees a
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rise of confidence. its stock went up more than 16%. the dow went up today. the nasdaq added 21. and aaa says tonight the improving job market, a rise in disposable income, and cabin fever will inspire more than 36 million people to travel this memorial day weekend. that's the most in nine years. >> there's much more to come here tonight on abc7 news. first up, new evidence of a gentrification battle in this bay area neighborhood. you'll hear from business owners who have come under attack. >> general motors is slapped with a maximum fine for giving us the silent treatment that ended with more than a dozen deaths. and a lengthy sit-down interview with barbara walters refl
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good evening again. a popular restaurant in san francisco's mission district was vandalized overnight, and it's not the first time. leanne melendez is in the
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newsroom to explain why they got hit again. >> the owners of this restaurant own three others in the mission district. only this has been targeted because of an accusation made by a latino family a while back. these are pictures of the damage done to the facade of local's corner. all of the windows were spray painted silver. even the exterior of the neighbor's house was vandalized. this morning, one of the owners war busy removing the graffiti. this is the sixth time the restaurant has been targeted, but the message is clear. they will be open for business. neighbors believe it's all about the gentrification in the mission. >> you see the conflict between the money pouring into the mission and the residents trying to continue their day to day. >> you live here, and suddenly your rint is going to be tripled, you get pretty resentful. if you lived here and suddenly, your corner store is gone but there's a fancy bistro there,
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you might get resentful. >> another restaurant on florida and 20th has been tagged 12 times in the past two years. >> i mean, it's just unfortunate. it's unfortunate to come to work and see your building has been tagged, but you know, it's one of those things without having cameras outside, how do you prevent it? >> with regard to local's corner, some community leaders say the owners have not been popular because the restaurant once refused to seat a large latino family. but the owners who want to keep a low profile said they didn't have a table big enough for them. latino community leaders have sat down with restaurants like this one to find better ways to work with the neighborhood instead of trying to change it. >> on the other hand, here are a young business owner trying to start a new business and you open a bistro, should you be punished? >> and today, latino leaders in the mission sat down with one of the owners of this restaurant. in that meeting, they assured him this was not done by anyone
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in the latino community but by other groups that are against gentrification. in the newsroom, leanne melendez. >> immigrants rights activists have renewed hope the obama administration is getting ready to slow the rate of deportation. this morning, a group of them staged a protest outside san francisco's immigration office. president obama has asked for a review of deportation policy. the head of lohomeland security said they may include new rules to deport immigrants convicted of crimes. >> it would mean families not being separated and families being able to continue about their lives and there being some kind of due process. >> a separation of the criminal and immigration justice system. >> immigration reform continues to stall in congress. today, house republicans vowed to block a bill to grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who serve in the military. >> the federal government issued a record $35 million fine against general motors today after a failed recall, millions
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of its cars to fix a major safety defect. issues with the ignition switches have been linked to at least 13 deaths. under an agreement with the transportation department, general motors admitted it reacted too slowly to inform regulators, waiting almost a decade before issuing a recall. records indicate gm knew about the problem as early as 2001 but did not address it. >> the problems, they were systemic problems, problems in structure, these were problems in the ability of the organization to react quickly to the information it had. >> the faulty ignitions could have turned off the car unexpectedly. according to documents released by the automaker, the cost to fix the switch problem would have been 57 cents per car. >> the state employment development department today sent out one of the strongest signals yet of a rebounding economy. the jobless rate stands at 7.8%. it's the first time it's fallen
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below 8% in almost six years. 56,000 jobs were added last month alone in the construction, financial services and hospitality industries. since the official end of the recession four years ago, california has added 1.3 million jobs. but nearly 1.5 million people are still out of work and looking for jobs. the bay area has some of the lowest unemployment rates in the street. marin county has the lowest at 3.9%, followed by san mateo, san francisco, santa clara, and alameda, all below 6%. a san jose couple is in custody, accused of running a large methamphetamine organization. they indicted them on charges of possession and conspiring to distribute the drug. authorities found more than 90 pounds of meth stashed beneath the starewell of their home. they could fash life in prison if convicted. >> the san jose fire department tweeted this photo of a serious accident.
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you could see major damage to this red car wrapped around a pole. the cause of the crash is under investigation. the condition of the driver is not known, but it was a pretty bad crash. navigating the streets of san francisco, not always easy. just ask this delivery truck driver who clipped a 20-foot tree branch. it got ripped off the tree and tore through the truck's cab, as you can see. it also smashed the rear window of a parked limousine. >> do you get called from telemarketers even though you're on the do not call list? phyllis does. in fact, she says she gets up to ten a day. she stopped answering her phone. >> it's not a doctor or a business that we know or our family members, we don't pick it up. >> there are some things you can do to stop the calls. tonight at 11:00, michael finney shares the top five tips from a telemarketer on how to end the annoying calls.
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just ahead, lung cancer is not just a concern for smokers. >> my mother actually passed away from the same type of lung cancer that i have. next, a local doctor fighting the disease with help from a new generation of drugs ba
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for decades, lung cancer has been a killer associated mainly with smoking, but now the success of anti-tobacco campaigns is shifting the focus to a different group of patients, people who have never smoked cigarettes but still contracted the disease. virginia has never been a smoker, but she found herself fighting a form of lung cancer that is all too familiar to her family. >> my mother passed away from the same type of lung cancer i have. and she was unable to have access to any of this type of medication. >> doctors at sanford hospital are helping virginia tackle her cancer with the help of a new generation of drugs based in part on genetics. cancer specialist dr. heather wakely said the key with nonsmokers is often identified gene muitations that are driving the disease.
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>> it's really about the genetic makeup of the tumor itself. that's not the same as the genetic makeup of the person. there's a gene change that leads to the cancer. >> you put the sample in. >> and a recent breakthrough from stanford researchers is helping to accelerate that identification process dramatically, using powerful gene sequencers, they have developed a blood test that can spot the traces of early lung cancer long before it could be caught by an imaging test. >> they release a little bit of dna into the blood stream, which means if the cancer patient has a blood draw, there will be the cancer dna in the blood. we have now used the very advanced imaging technology to very specifically look for that dna from the cancer. >> the doctor said the system is so sensitive, it's able to catch about half of the early stage 1 cancers and nearly all of the more advanced tumors. beyond the value for screening, the doctor said the advanced diagnostics can gauge the
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effectiveness of drugs targeted to mewization. in virginia's case, it's a muitation called egfr, common in nonsmoking lung cancer patients. >> there are specific drugs that work very well that have been discovered. >> for virginia, the advances are giving her powerful ammunition in her battle to defeat lung cancer. >> i went from not being able to breathe, from being short of breath to being able to have a normal lifestyle again, which is great. >> as for the blood test, the stanford group is hoping to create versions soon to detect other cancers and perhaps some day device a test that could be used for screening cancer in general. >> that would be wonderful. >> well, when we come back on abc7 news, a one-on-one interview with a legendary barbara walters. you know, there's one subject she is
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an important chapter in broadcasting history closes tonight for a television icon and member of the abc news family.
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>> that's of course barbara walters on the set of "the view" today for the final time. she retired tonight after 50 years in broadcasting. >> barbara has broken stories from all over the world. you have seen them, interviewed celebrities and paved the way for generations of women. >> she talks about her remarkable career tonight with chris cuomo. >> my first question is this. too soon? are you afraid you're doing this too soon? >> i knew it was time. i like all the celebrations. that's great, but in my heart, i thought i want to walk away while i'm still doing good work. >> you're still getting the big interviews. you're still leaving us all in the dust. why leave now? just to make it easier for us? >> you have to leave sometime, don't you? i don't want to be, oh, she's still here? you know, we can't get rid of her. i want to leave when people like you are saying why are you going? i will miss the people, and i will miss the challenges, but where just know it's the time to
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go. >> here's a word i know you don't like. >> oh. >> legacy. you don't like the word legacy. >> i don't like to talk about my legacy in terms of my work. i mean, i know that i have done some important interviews. i know that i have been a part of history at least viewing history. but my legacy, i think, is paving the way a little bit for women who did not have the opportunity when i was beginning. when i look back at my career, the opportunities that i have had to be able to, as i said, witness the peace agreement between egypt and israel. to interview all of the presidents, to interview vladimir putin, i mean, i'm pretty impressed with myself. >> you should be. >> no, not really. i just think i have had the most blessed career, and i never expected it. i hope i have the sense to realize how good my life is and
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not just think of how good my life was. >> be sure to join us tonight at 9:00 on abc7 for a look back at barbara's career. barbara walters. her story. she's had quite an impact on those of us here at abc7. >> i have been inspired by barbara walters because of her courage. >> she never gave up trying and she succeeded because she wasn't afraid to fail. >> she believed in herself when others didn't. she made the broadcasting industry better for other women, including me. >> barbara, i know this isn't really good-bye. just so long for now. >> amazing end to a remarkable career. >> what a year. >> 50 years, can you imagine? >> i cannot. >> let's go back. sanda is just getting started on her 50 years. >> i don't think i could live up to her expectations. live doppler 7 hd showing you clear conditions. by morning, we will see changes. tomorrow afternoon, a cooler day. low 80s in our inland spots.
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cooler is going to continue. 70s around the bay. 60s near the coast, and just in case you're going to check out beta breakers or taking part in the race as it winds its way across san francisco, out towards the great highway, here's what the conditions will look like. mid-50s, cool start, low clouds. partly cloudy around 9:00 a.m. sun will be shining but the breeze will be here, so the temperature will be comfortable for racers. the seven-day forecast will keep the cooldown going right on through monday before temperatures recover for the middle to latter part of the work week. >> let's turn our attention to baseball now. >> larry is here with the sports. >> the a's open a nine-game east coast trip with a barrage. josh reddick, that's his nigh
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grrm . good evening. after playing in 90 degree heat at home this week, the a's have hit the road. a nine-game trip. first stop, cleveland. 47 degrees and bleak. weather, though, not a problem for the a's. the hotdog races get rather violent. look out. >> if you had money on catchup,
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by the way, i bet on ketchup. nick swisher goes deep on sunny gray. 1-0, cleveland. the game changes. second inning, bases loaded. josh reddick, grand slam. second career granny. redick homers again in the seventh. here is josh donaldson with a moon shot. he's tenth. 8-1, a's. an eight-run second. jed lowrie, he's going downtown. his third of the season. and right now, it's 11-1, a's in the eighth. giants will host the marlins tonight. along with 12 new draft picks, the 49ers getting to know stevie johnson this week. junior college in hayworth. acquired by trade by buffalo, after 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010-2112, last year, johnson caught only 52 balls. 597 yards, three tds. he's looking forward to a bounce
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back year. >> every season is new motivation. you know, you come into it optimistic. that's how i take all of the seasons, whether it was an off year or on. i feel coming on with huge hopes and optimistic to play big. >> as johnny manziel was falling in the first round of the draft, he apparently texted the browns quarterback coach saying, i wish you would come up and get me. hurry up and get me because i want to wreck the league together. that message prompted browns owner to insist that cleveland take him. they did, 22nd. loggins told this story to a radio station, which was not very bright. johnny football hype prompted the browns to shut national media out of their mini camp. so you draft johnny manziel to make your dead franchise relevant, but you're afraid of people seeing him in a may mini camp? that's why you're the browns. the michael sam documentary on oprah's network has been
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postponed. the rams had no idea the project was in the works when they drafted sam. they didn't want the distraction. he became the first openly gay pl player taken in the draft. golf, martin kaymer on the first hole. a 3 under 67. he's at 6 under. two off the lead. paul casey matched a pga record best score on the back nine. 27. shot a 63 on the day. brenton todd, the leader heading into the weekend at 8 under par. birdie at 13. the shot of the day, though, stephen ames, his third on the par 5 16th. hit the ridge, back of the green. backspin. and down. unfortunately, ames ended up getting disqualified. >> page six, california, 94.4 mile trek. bradley wiggins began the day wearing the yellow jersey.
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they went up the steep climb, up the canyon to the mountain high ski resort. esteban chavez won in 4:19:13. wiggins retains the yellow jersey. abc7 sports brought to you by orchard supply hardware. >> we're following breaking news. over the scene in oakland where a 7-year-old child has been shot. this is according to an oakland police source. you're looking at 66th avenue and international boulevard. we're also told an older man has been shot. no word on the conditions or the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but we can see from the evidence aft the scene this happened in front of a home. we'll bring you more information on abc7 news at 9:00 and 11:00 and follow us on twitter. >> and join us. the snake that stopped air traffic at sfo today. what air passengers said happened. >> and then at 11:00, stop the calls once and for all. michael finney has the insider information telemarketers don't
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want you to know. >> finally, a few thoughts about what matters. in iran, a remarkable groundswell is taking place through social media. thousands of women going against the laws that require women to keep their hair covers in public. now, pushing 200,000 followers since being created two weeks ago, the journalist who started the movement is even attracting religious women who wear the hijab but don't believe it should be mand deere. they're posting pictures of family and friends without the head scarves. those who choose to wear it must be respected for their decision. so, too, those who choose not to. as we know from our own history, freedom is contagious. once it begins to spread, it is all but impossible to stop. this online movement is another example of the power of social media to affect great social change. and what really matters is what it represents.
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this is the "jeopardy!" battle of the decades. for the deciding game, here are the three finalists. in 2011, he won the tournament of champions. from brooklyn, new york, please welcome roger craig who won nothing on yesterday's show. [ mouths word ] in 2004, he set a 74-game winning streak record that may never be broken. from seattle, washington, please welcome... whose cash winnings total... and he's won more money on "jeopardy!" than anyone else -- over $3 million. from hollywood, california, please welcome... who won $10,000 yesterday. and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek. thanks, johnny.
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and thank you, ladies and gentlemen. just in case we, uh, don't have enough time before the end of this program, i wanna start off today by saying that this, in my mind, has been the most enjoyable tournament we have ever presented on "jeopardy!" and that's thanks to the intelligence and the personalities of the many "jeopardy!" champions we have featured from the '80s, the '90s, and the 2000s, including, of course, these three -- roger, ken, and brad. let's get rid of those dollar figures up there. we'll go back to zero, i'll wish you good luck as we begin day two of the finals. here are the categories for the jeopardy! round. each correct response will be 2 words different by only 1 letter. and finally, you'll deal with... brad, start. let's start with african-american history for $200.


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